Monday, October 08, 2007

Answers to Shovon's Business Quiz of 30th Sept 2007


The scores are as follows -

Rita Bhardwaj - 1
Aditya Modi - 6.5
Venkat Guru - 5 - 6.5
S. Vijay Anand - 6.5
Ashish Golcha - 8
Anubhav Chatterjee - 1.5
Aneesh Dhairyawan - 5
Ashley Cherian - 2
Shrinidhi Rai - 2
Jeevesh Gupta - 2.5
Preshanth Sampath - 2.5
Sundari - 5.5
Rajiv Rai - 9
Vinod Krishna - 1.5
Jai Balan - 1
Thirumaran Amirthalingam - 3
Chandan Shahi - 7.5
Ventura Khona - 7
Rajiv D'Silva - 7
Varadharajan Ragunathan - 6
Tathagata - 4
Murali Duggineni - 7.5

And thanks to Rajiv D'Silva for the info that Mates is no longer a Virging brand - it is now owned by Ansell.

And the answers are -

1. "If you can't beat them, don't join them, rather make them irrelevant." This is the essence of which business strategy?
Ans: Blue Ocean Strategy

2. In business context what is the claim to fame of Ahus, a town in Sweden?

Ans: Absolut Vodka

3. This famous business personality earned money by repairing toy trains when he was aged 13. His father escaped from the clutches of British Police in 1920 and landed in USA with $20 in his pocket and later married an American school teacher and settled in Philadelphia. His corporate headquarters is known as "The Mountain". Identify him.

Ans: Dr. Amar Bose

4. This famous corporation, probably more famous in India than its country of origin, was founded in 1894 in Zlin. It made its first presence in India in 1931 and commenced manufacturing in 1936?


5. From the following lines identify the Corporate. "Since 1935, We have given millions of apples to countless daily visitors to the agency worldwide".

Ans: Leo Burnett

6. If IBM is known as Big Blue, which company is referred as 'Big Black'?

Ans: UPS

7. What is so special about the premium condom brand Mates?

Ans: It is the only brand owned by Virgin Group (Richard Branson) which does not use the brand name "Virgin". The justification being virgins do not use condoms.

8. What is the claim to fame of a product named 'Epsom Salt'?

Ans: World's first patented product.

9. How would you connect Vauxhall Victor and Morris Oxford with relation to Indian industry?

Ans: Hindustan Motors. Contessa and Ambassador cars were modelled on these two respectively.

10. This famous brand of Scotch Whisky faced a stiff resistance before their launch in India. They were initially denied permission to launch because their brand name was thought to be against the Indian laws related to brand names. Ultimately they persuaded the Indian authorities and at this point of time it is one of the largest selling Scotch Whisky brands in India. Name it.

Ans: Teacher's



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